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KFSM is one of the oldest television stations in Arkansas.
During the late 1950s, both KFSA-TV and KNAC struggled for advertising and viewers.
By 1958, it became apparent the Fort Smith market (which soon merged with Fayetteville) could not support two television stations at the same time.
All became icons in Fort Smith's broadcasting history.
Many had started their broadcasting careers on KFSA radio just after the war.
KFSM-TV, virtual channel 5 (UHF digital channel 18), is the CBS-affiliated television station for the Arkansas River Valley and Northwest Arkansas that is licensed to Fort Smith.
Many of the personnel at channel 22 (Pat Porta, Harry Freeman, John Candler, and wrestling promoter Jimmy Lott) made the transition to channel 5.
At that time, the network live signal reached only as far towards Memphis, Tennessee.The network was number one in viewers and KNAC-TV quickly became a favorite because of its VHF signal and CBS affiliation.Meanwhile, channel 22's UHF signal didn't reach much farther than 30 miles (48 km) from downtown Fort Smith, leaving many homes without clear television reception.In 1956, KNAC-TV signed on channel 5 and became a CBS affiliate, from studios in Van Buren.At that time, CBS was the top network with such hits as Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason and Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town and later, Your Show of Shows.KFSM also operates a secondary studio located on North Shiloh Drive in Fayetteville along US 71B.